FRESNO – Having already caught two women believed to be involved in stealing a cell phone from a pharmacy store, police are now searching for the third suspect.
The strong-arm robbery incident happened at the CVS Pharmacy at Peach Avenue and Kings Canyon Road. A woman stole a cell phone, which was then allegedly used to commit identity theft.
On Friday, detectives served a search warrant in the 1100 block of East Harvard Avenue in connection with the robbery, which led to the arrest of 36-year-old Stephanie Garza and 40-year-old Michelle Rodriguez.
Apparently, the stolen cell phone was given to Garza and Rodriguez, who used it to make purchases through Amazon.com. The cell phone and other items linked to identity theft were recovered. Garza and Rodriguez were charged with possession of stolen property, identity theft, credit card fraud and possession of methamphetamine.
Police are still looking for Kynia Thrower, 21, who is believed to be the woman who originally stole the cell phone. Anyone with knowledge as to her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.
Fresno Bee: Two women held, third sought in robbery